Truro & Roseland local news

Truro stadium land deal to be signed “in days if not hours”

By Richard Whitehouse Deals to provide the land and government funding required for the Stadium for Cornwall are within “touching distance” and could be signed by the end of...

Campaigners to protest against “destruction of Cornwall” as County Hall poised to elect new chair of Strategic Planning Committee

By Julia Penhaligon Campaigners are expected to gather at County Hall, Truro, this morning (Tuesday) to protest at what they describe as the “over-development” of Cornwall. The demonstration has...

Let’s go wild in Truro, say the city’s new hedgehogs

Made by local artist Emma Scott and her team from Mellingey Mill, and commissioned by Truro City Council, and Truro in Bloom, as part of the Wild Truro project,...

A39 road improvements around Truro included in bid for government funding

By Daniel Clark Major structural maintenance to the Tamar Bridge, and 9km of major upgrades to the A39 in Cornwall are part of a wish-list of road improvements needed...

Lib Dems select Ruth Gripper as Parliamentary candidate for Truro & Falmouth

By Anne North The Liberal Democrats have selected former Truro School pupil Ruth Gripper as their Parliamentary candidate for the Truro and Falmouth constituency.  There is growing speculation that...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council accused of creating “refugee camps” by making homeless people live in shipping containers

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is considering making homeless people live in shipping containers.  Some councillors are furious and have described the idea as “creating refugee camps.” Officials are...

Work continues to build two WW2 Spitfires in Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne A not-for-profit organisation based on the Roseland, Truro, is now nearly half-way through a four-year project to build from scratch two World War 2 Spitfires. Started...

Here it comes: Truro New Town starts getting down to the nitty-gritty detail of its “Masterplan”

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Planning officials, architects and councillors have started trying to plot the detail of a massive new housing scheme to the west of Truro. It is nearly...

Hall for Cornwall should re-open “on budget and on time” says council

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has said it “cannot guarantee” that work to refurbish the Hall for Cornwall will not over-run on either budget or time but that it...

Government pledges £47 million for a new Northern Access Road in to Truro

By Anne North The government has announced £47 million to help build a new road into Truro. The new Northern Access Road, between Chiverton Cross and the west of...

Tory MP quits leadership race, just hours after Sarah Newton declares her support for him

By Graham Smith Sarah Newton’s preferred candidate for Conservative Party leader has pulled out – less than 24 hours after Mrs Newton went public with her endorsement of him....

Sarah Newton explains why she wants Kit Malthouse to be next Tory leader

By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton has gone public with her endorsement of housing minister Kit Malthouse to be the next leader of the Conservative Party....

Jeremy Corbyn to visit Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is to visit Cornwall.  Party bosses are organising a huge public rally for 27th July. Several members of Labour’s front-bench team...

Unison to ballot hospital staff for strike action in dispute over pay

By Julia Penhaligon Unison has told Royal Cornwall hospital bosses it is to ballot 600 cleaning and catering staff who work for Mitie, seeking authority for strike action in...

Would a giant video screen help to fill Truro’s cultural vacuum?

By Julia Penhaligon Proposals for a giant public video screen to be displayed on Truro’s Lemon Quay have been thrown into uncertainty after city councillors decided not to approve...

Truro’s tickets to ride set for first price increase since 2015

By Peter Tremayne The price of multi-day bus tickets for Truro’s Park and Ride service are set to rise sharply from 1st May. Most day ticket prices are not...

What is the best way to spend £100 million + on Truro?

By Graham Smith Residents of Truro are being urged to find out more about a multi-million pound redevelopment of the city, aiming to build 1,000 new homes and create...

Underground, Overground, cycling free – how best to get across a dual A30 carriageway at Chiverton Cross?

By Julia Penhaligon Cyclists keen to make the most of a £19 million investment to the west of Truro are pressing Highways England to include a bridge over the...

Cornwall’s Islamic Community Centre to honour New Zealand terror victims

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s small Muslim community is hosting a “solidarity event” on Sunday to honour those killed in last week’s New Zealand terrorist attack. Fifty people were killed...

Extended opening hours for Truro’s park and ride should improve access to Royal Cornwall hospital

By Richard Whitehouse Truro’s park and ride is set to extend its hours to help visitors and staff at Cornwall’s main hospital and people visiting the city at night....